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  • Successful Room Block Management Part 1: Blind Cuts, 07 Jan 2017

    Successfully managing your event room block requires an understanding of how the hotel forecasts group occupancy.  There are probably more factors that can affect your ability…

  • Top Blog Posts of 2016, 19 Dec 2016

    This past year was a successful one for the etouches wethink blog. Not only did we cover a wide range of event industry topics and trends…

  • Save Money on Your Meetings with Flexible RFPs, 17 Dec 2016

    “These dates are not flexible!” We see that phrase in just about every meeting RFP, but here’s the problem with it: when you acknowledge up front…

  • Turn the Tables on the F&B Minimum, 08 Dec 2016

    One of the main reasons that people love to attend face-to-face events is for the opportunity to network with likeminded professionals. While most meetings have dedicated…

  • Supercharge Your RFP by Sharing Your Meeting History, 30 Nov 2016

    As an event professional, you may already know what meeting history is and why it’s important. But if you’re new to this term, here’s a quick…

  • Increase Bookings Inside Event Room Blocks, 15 Nov 2016

    The Event Room Demand Study found that, on average, one in three group room reservations in the United States are booked outside of the contracted event…

  • 5 Tips for a Successful First Site Inspection, 11 Nov 2016

    Site inspections are the last check before you make your final decision on a hotel for your meeting, event or conference. This step is important because,…

  • 5 Global Locations Event Profs Should Look Out For, 08 Nov 2016

    Now more than ever, the global event planning industry has spread to other locations around the world. While larger cities such as London or New York…

  • Protecting Room Blocks From Poachers, 20 Oct 2016

    There is nothing more frustrating than having all of your calculated hard work in securing hotel rooms for your event thrown off by a handful of…

  • The Quickest Path to the Best Venues, 13 Oct 2016

    Why chase after venues that don’t fit your event? Sounds crazy, right? Yet that’s exactly what thousands of planners do every day. You see, traditional RFP…